8 Best Low Light Hanging Plants to Try Growing

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8 Best Low Light Hanging Plants to Try Growing

Do you wish you had a larger yard to plant a garden? If so, think about low light hanging plants that don’t need a lot of light. They only need a little room or light to function well. It’s a given that hanging baskets are attractive, too.

Insufficient or lack of sunlight is a common problem for plants in hanging baskets. Therefore, you should cultivate hanging plants that need less light.

What you’re looking for—the top hanging plants for low-light rooms—is what you’ll read about here. 

There’s no doubt that plants need light for survival. The good news is that some very remarkable plants can survive with relatively little light. Plants like philodendrons, English ivy, pothos, snake, and spider thrive in dim conditions.

If grown in hanging pots or baskets, they may completely change the look of a room, be it an office or a house.

However, another issue might be watering plants that are hanging. So, I’ll go through some of the finest low-light, low-water hanging plants for the home. The time has come to investigate such houseplant categories.

Best Low Light Indoor Hanging Plants:

When you don’t have a lot of room for a table or counter but still want to display some greenery, consider low light hanging plants. The way their vines grow upwards toward the sun also has a certain enchantment to them. 

While many people like having plants hanging from their windows, it may be challenging for several reasons.

Many hanging plants need little light and can thrive away from a window. They will continue to develop, albeit their rate of development may be slower than if they were put in a southwest-facing window. 

If you’re a plant person, but your house doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, keep reading to learn which hanging plants thrive in low light.

Southern Maidenhair Fir:

 Low Light Hanging Plants

Southern maidenhair fir is a great choice for dark areas because of its delicate texture and floral overtones.

This resistant yet graceful trailing beauty has extremely thin black stems that resemble hair, filled with a thick coat with the same character as delicate lacework by the mid-green, tiny lobed leaflets.

This implies that the area around your garden will have beautiful reflections and tones.

Its affordable care and tolerance for a little neglect have made it a popular plant for indoor and outdoor settings (particularly rock gardens).

If you’re looking for a low-risk, low-cost option providing you with a forest’s dense, green undergrowth, go no further than the southern Maidenhair fern.

  • Maximum resistance: USDA hardiness zones 8 through 11.
  • Outdoors in partial or full shadow, or inside with bright, medium, or low indirect light.
  • N/A for flowering time.
  • Length and width between 1 and 2 feet (30 and 60 centimetres).
  • Plants need neutral to moderately alkaline soil in pH, has enough drainage, and is rich in humus. Potting soil with coarse sand or perlite and a high humus content is ideal.

Staghorn Fern:

 Low Light Hanging Plants

On the other hand, Staghorn fern is your guy – or houseplant – if you’re looking for a dramatic and sculptural impact in medium or low-light settings.

Its tall, highly lobed, green, glossy leaves resemble deer antlers and cascade gracefully over containers, much like those of the mighty animals they resemble.

On the other hand, its silky smoothness may make you think of the seaweed that grows in tropical oceans like the Sargasso. Regardless of where you hang it, this is a show-stopping plant.

This epiphyte, which originates in the tropical rainforests of South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, and out-of-this-world New Guinea, brings all the eccentric personality of its native habitat to your living room, workplace, or garden baskets! 

  • USDA hardiness: 8b and above (different varieties).
  • Medium to moderate indirect light inside and partial shadow outside are ideal for plants.
  • N/A for flowering time.
  • Size: 2 to 3 feet in height and length (60 to 90 centimetres).
  • Plant in a mixture of 1 part orchid bark and 1 part cactus potting mix, with a pH ranging from slightly acidic to neutral and consistent moisture without overwatering.

Monstera Adansonii:

 Low Light Hanging Plants

The lower leaves of these plants, which are related to the Monstera deliciosa, get sunlight via holes in the plant’s foliage. They need little attention and thrive in dappled sunlight or shade.

Direct sunlight to brilliant dappled shadow

Water when the top two inches of soil feel dry; vines may reach a maximum height of 13 feet.

English Ivy (Hedera helix):

 Low Light Hanging Plants

English ivy is a wonderful option if you want a practically impossible plant to destroy. 

This traditional garden plant thrives inside and grows rapidly, even when partially shaded. 

Avoid getting the plant in your food or on your pets.

Light: Complete darkness to strong, reflected sunlight

The maximum annual growth for vines is 9 feet.

Water: The soil should be kept damp but not soaked.


 Low Light Hanging Plants

The pothos plant is an excellent option for those seeking low-light tolerant, hanging vegetation.

There are several reasons why they are such popular houseplants.

They need little maintenance, help clean the air in your house, and may endure for years. The vibrant colours and intricate designs give them a distinctively tropical feel, which is why so many people are attracted to them. 

Since they are most comfortable in dim settings, you should plan accordingly.

The ideal places to read are often those not exposed to direct sunlight, such as the restroom or workplace.

Locate a windowsill within the home, ideally offering direct sunlight, and place the plants there.

They grow quite spindly if they are trimmed sparingly.

The leaves may be kept out of the way by placing them in hanging baskets.

Having the option to expand outward along the wall ensures that your plant receives enough sunshine without causing any damage to its foliage. 

Due to their hardiness and general affinity for low-light situations, these plants are a great addition to any house.

Because of their tall, slim stems, they do best in hanging baskets. 

Do you want to purchase a tropical plant? Examine our Pothos plant manual for more information.

Heartleaf Philodendron:

Heartleaf Philodendron

Heartleaf Philodendron, often known as the Sweetheart Plant, is a popular houseplant due to its rapid growth and attractive, heart-shaped leaves.

It’s been observed that the leaves dry up while kept outside. Thus, it’s best to bring the plant indoors. They have a high tolerance for heat and cold and don’t need a lot of water.

The Heartleaf Philodendron is also cut because it does well in low-light settings.

These plants may thrive in a wide range of lighting conditions. They thrive in low-light environments and may survive with indirect or filtered light.

You need not worry about limited space when you can grow an air plant.

The average height of a plant is four feet, and its leaves may grow to be two to four inches long.

Most people grow Heartleaf Philodendrons in their living rooms, where they get filtered sunshine and some shade.

The leaves will wilt and become yellow if exposed to direct sunlight.

The Heartleaf Philodendron will thrive in a bright, indirect light environment near an East or North-facing window.

It would help if you took precautions to prevent prolonged exposure of the leaves to the sun’s rays.

These plants were selected for their tolerance of dim lighting, rapid growth, and unusual leaf morphology.

They flourish in hanging baskets over the living room couch. 

String Of Coins:

String Of Coins:

A string of coins is a great option if you’re looking for a little, trailing houseplant with a cheerful, springlike attitude to hang in your home or workplace.

It forms a circular cluster with drooping tails that waves under your hanging basket as its slender, trailing branches fill with a thick canopy of mid- to dark-green round leaves.

They have a glossy upper side and pastel pink to copper tones on the undersides, resembling little succulent coins.

It looks natural and refreshing, a little messy, but also extremely old-fashioned and very satisfying.

When the lighting is poor, a string of coins is the perfect way to bring in lush greenery with plenty of light games without overpowering the room’s other plants or focal points.

USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11.

Exposure to light: mild to bright indirect light; intense, direct light should be avoided.

N/A for flowering time.

The size is a generous 12 inches (30 cm) across. 

Use a general potting soil augmented with perlite orchid bark; water only when the soil is completely dry; maintain a pH range of slightly acidic to neutral.

Bolivian Begonia:

Bolivian Begonia:

Bolivian begonia, a marathon bloomer with thick foliage and profuse blooms, can brighten that shadowy nook.

The glossy, meaty leaves and abundant colourful flowers in shades ranging from white to deep crimson make this a popular plant for indoor and outdoor settings.

What are my go-to kinds? The ‘Mistral Pink’ variety, whose dark foliage provides the ideal background for its rich hot pink blossoms, or the ‘San Francisco’ variety, with its uncommon and brilliant coral orange petals.

The Bolivian begonia is an excellent houseplant because of how simple it is to care for and how much pleasure it provides.

  • USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11.
  • Indirect lighting conditions are somewhere in the middle.
  • Late spring to late autumn is the flowering period.
  • Measure between 30 and 60 centimetres in height and width.
  • The soil should be a loam-rich general potting mix with some peat moss or a peat moss alternative and enough perlite or coarse sand; it prefers a slightly acidic pH, although neutral or gently alkaline conditions will work.

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